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Asia’s Last Lions



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Buffalo Chops
Photograph by Mattias Klum

A lioness feasts on a buffalo killed the night before, as nearby villagers mourn its loss. More than 2,000 Maldhari people tend buffalo and other livestock within the 560-square-mile (1,450-square-kilometer) Gir Forest, which may have more lions than it can support. Lions here rely on livestock for a third of their diet.



Camera: Pentax
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 600mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

Special Equipment or Comments:
Gitzo tripod and Arca tripod head


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